Masses for next week
Monday and Saturday morning there will be no masses. Tuesday there will be mass in St. Columba’s school at 11am, and Thursday there will be mass in St. John’s Caol at 10am. Wednesday there will be mass at 10.15am in St. Mary’s, and Friday there will be no morning mass, the mass will be at 6pm for Confirmations, in St. Mary’s. Weekend Masses as follows. The Vigil St. Mary’s, 6pm, Sunday morning, St. John’s 10am, St. Mary’s 11.15am, and Glenfinnan, 1.30pm, the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
Mary Murphy, Allan MacDonald, Mary Cameron, Elizabeth Hutchison, Tony McHale, Jim McLaughlin, Rose Gardetto, Mary Gribben, Molly Cameron, John Delaney, George MacFarlane, Anne Harrison.
There will be confessions in St. Mary’s every Saturday evening before the Vigil Mass from 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. And on request at any other time.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The sacrament of Confirmation will take place in St. Mary’s Fort William this Friday the 25th of November at 6pm. Please come along and support the children and keep them in your prayers at this special time.
Bishop Brian Visit to St. Columba’s School
We are delighted that Bishop Brian will be visiting the school this Friday, to get a chance to meet up with the pupils and staff.
Weekend of 19th and 20th November
Pastoral Letter Regarding the Diocese
Next Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Brian will be distributed. The bishop is looking to the future of our diocese and asking us all to join with him in discerning how best we can live as God calls us to during these changing times.
We are hoping to restart the children’s liturgy again in St. Mary’s but for safeguarding regulations. We will need another two adults that have done the safeguarding course to help out. This is not a difficult course to go through, but without this there will be no Children’s Liturgy.
Exposition of the blessed sacrament
There will be exposition of the blessed sacrament every Friday morning after mass for half an hour.
Helping local families with Utilities and Food
At our Parish Council meeting we decided to earmark local families which would be most in need of help this winter. It was proposed that depending on the amount of money raised by the parishioners we will then decide how many families we can help.
We thank those who gave so generously to our collection, the monies raised where in the region of £1600 pounds, many thanks indeed for your generosity. Thirteen Hundred pounds of money has already been allocated to those most in need in our community.
Forming our young people in the Faith is very important to us. The Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) is the Church’s official Agency for supporting the education of our youth in Scotland. SCES directly supports our diocesan Catholic Primary Schools. We have no Catholic High Schools, but SCES successfully works with Local Authorities and local communities to improve the quality of what is offered to our young people. SCES also offers all our senior High School pupils to grow in their Faith through the Caritas Awards.
Next Sunday we have our annual Second Collection to support the work of SCES through BCOS. This year our diocese is required to raise £4,196.87. Last year the Collection raised £409.5. Thank you for your generosity.